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  • PJGuin23

    DFS Tax Guru

    Just when you think it’s over:

    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/09/fantasy_sports_sites_would_be.html

  • deactivated66527

    Never thought my state (Ohio) would be caught in the middle of this. Christ.

  • Dmurphy104

    • Blogger of the Month

    I think we’ll be OK. Seems like a push to regulation. It was never clarified who even oversees DFS. Last time this was up for debate as part of a larger issue, it never got anywhere.

    Eventually all states will be regulated – and a few may be banned. With the increased number of Casinos and “Racinos” in Ohio, it was inevitable that at some point this would be addressed.

  • peachfuzz

    • Blogger of the Month

    Already emailed my local representative as well as Bill Coley’s office.

    I have no qualms about moving back to NYS if it is made illegal here even though it sounds more like a regulation move than anything.

  • Dmurphy104

    • Blogger of the Month

    I did the email through the fanduel link, and will do some more personal emails to my representatives as well. Ohio really does suck at times. Keno popping up everywhere, and the slot only Racinos are really taking advantage of people that can’t afford gambling.

    Not to mention all the cash advance places that were supposedly banned years ago. That loophole should close before they even worry about anything DFS related. Charging low income people $150 to borrow $1000 for a week…that’s OK, but DFS is the issue. smh.

  • Dpert002

    Yea this blows. I already emailed and would like to do more.
    From what I read is if 100% of the payouts do not go to the participants, then he wants it to be banned. Obviously that would mean bye bye to DFS in Ohio.
    I hate politics and don’t follow for the most part, how/when is this supposed to happen?

  • bhdevault

    • Lead Moderator

    • Blogger of the Month

    I emailed and shared it on my Facebook.

  • rgreuli

    They are looking for regulation, not a ban.

  • th3goat84

    I’m 100% with regulation!!!!

  • PJGuin23

    DFS Tax Guru

    @rgreuli said...

    They are looking for regulation, not a ban.

    I’m all for regulation too. Not this. It may not explicitly say ban, but pretty much is. Same with the $5 million license fee and shotgun casino partnership floated in Pennsylvania last year.

    Completely unreasonable and a poison pill legislation. It’s one thing if it’s an AG giving a negative opinion. It’s another if someone is actually legislating these monstrosites. The latter is just wrong and time wasting.

  • Gamecock79

    I’d like some regulation on the seemingly never-ending rake increases!!!

  • noddy

    More regulation = more rake IMO

  • osuryanf

    Right, the DFS sites can’t be taking any rake according to this Senator but he neglects to mention just how much money the Casino’s are taking in rake on a daily basis.

    Seems about right.

  • PJGuin23

    DFS Tax Guru

    @osuryanf said...

    Right, the DFS sites can’t be taking any rake according to this Senator but he neglects to mention just how much money the Casino’s are taking in rake on a daily basis.

    Seems about right.

    …. or the Lottery. 50% rake with NO skill needed. Only the State and Sheldon Adelson can charge rake. No soup for DraftKings, FanDuel or iGaming!

  • ballabal

    I am currently debating leaving Texas due to job issues. Texas has it own DFS issues. However one of the state reps has said that he will be introducing a bill for DFS next session (Jan 2017).I was thinking about going back to Ohio to be near family, but will have to rethink this now. Like I said before, if they ban DFS they should also ban day trading for stocks and options trading. There is an element of chance and the online brokers get their cut (trade commission plus extra per option contracted traded). The guy that lived next to my brother went broke by doing day trading.

  • kgeorge

    2013 DD Bracket Champion ($11)

    @th3goat84 said...

    I’m 100% with regulation!!!!

    “Regulation” just means tax the shit out of them. Sites will have to pass that increased cost onto players in the form of increased rake. Not good for the players or sites. Just another money grab by the state not too dissimilar to how a mafia does business.

  • th3goat84

    @kgeorge said...

    “Regulation” just means tax the shit out of them. Sites will have to pass that increased cost onto players in the form of increased rake. Not good for the players or sites. Just another money grab by the state not too dissimilar to how a mafia does business.

    Ok, then what’s your suggestion to clean up DFS. Clearly, it’s not operating in a fair and moral matter. We don’t need Draftkings to be operating under their own discretion, too much sketchy stuff like the Ethan Haskell scandal. I am sure there is more shit that hasn’t gone public yet.

  • rainbowtroutman

    @th3goat84 said...

    Ok, then what’s your suggestion to clean up DFS. Clearly, it’s not operating in a fair and moral matter. We don’t need Draftkings to be operating under their own discretion, too much sketchy stuff like the Ethan Haskell scandal. I am sure there is more shit that hasn’t gone public yet.

    I agree with you, but I don’t think regulation will clean it up. The regulators don’t even understand DFS,its just a way for the states to get in on the money. IMO, the sites have to police themselves and state clear,consise rules on what is allowed and what is not. If they can’t do that, it will always be a corrupt and morally bankrupt game.

  • Boneys2000

    I live in Columbus,I KNOW there are many many other issues our Senate could be concerned with.Like jobs,crime,poor road conditions.But they have to waste their time bothering us.I Hate politicians.Hopefully it won’t amount to much.

  • Mrcavalier

    There are so many problems going on in Ohio and the country but dfs isn’t one of them. There have been more overdoses on heroine and opioids this summer than ever before and we have senators worried about fantasy sports. It’s so stupid that they are worried about dfs when people are struggling to make ends meet. Worry about poverty and unemployment not about something that is fun like dfs. What sucks is basketball is coming back and now they want to ruin our lives by taking our fantasy sports away. It’s ridiculous.

  • uofm4ever

    So I’m curious. Can you enter contests in another state and then edit them back in Ohio if they do move to ban it? I work right on the border to Indiana and could easily go across at lunch each day to enter contests but then would need to be able to edit them later in the day at home.

  • uofm4ever

    @Boneys2000 said...

    I live in Columbus,I KNOW there are many many other issues our Senate could be concerned with.Like jobs,crime,poor road conditions.But they have to waste their time bothering us.I Hate politicians.Hopefully it won’t amount to much.

    Of course they have better things to do but this guy who proposed the bill lives in a district with one of the new casinos and is more worried about money being spent without his ability to get a hand in it. Fortunately the for us Ohioans the attorney general last year made a ruling on daily fantasy sports and said they were a game of skill not chance so hopefully that thought permeates in congress too.

  • osuryanf

    @uofm4ever said...

    So I’m curious. Can you enter contests in another state and then edit them back in Ohio if they do move to ban it? I work right on the border to Indiana and could easily go across at lunch each day to enter contests but then would need to be able to edit them later in the day at home.

    Was wondering the same, I’m just 5 minutes from Kentucky.

  • unageo09

    Yes, On Draftkings you can enter a dummy lineup and come back to the banned state and edit lineups.

  • uofm4ever

    @unageo09 said...

    Yes, On Draftkings you can enter a dummy lineup and come back to the banned state and edit lineups.

    Thank you

  • einars

    @rgreuli said...

    They are looking for regulation, not a ban.

    from what i heard on the radio they are looking to make it the same as march madness type stuff. legal as long as the house takes 0%….so in otherwords…this is a ban

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